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Nov 22, 2009 5:00pm EST
square. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria coming to you this week from london. we begin the show with an exclusive interview with maziar bahari, the "newsweek" reporter who spent four months in an iranian prison. he has written about it in this week's "newsweek." he has a harrowing, moving tale to tell. and then the main event. i'm just back from new delhi where i spoke with the prime minister of india manmohan singh. in his only television interview on his trip to washington, d.c. let's get started. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> everyone has forgotten you. those were words maziar bahari heard every day from interrogators during the four months he spent in solitary confinement in an iranian prison. maziar is my colleague, a fine journalist who works for "newsweek." he's also an award-winning filmmaker. he was arrested along with hundreds of others during the protests that followed iran's disputed election. the end of his ordeal came in october when he was released on bail of $3 billion reales, equal to 300,000 american d
CNN
Nov 29, 2009 7:00pm EST
in israel is likely to increase and the pressure from israel on the united states is very likely to increase. but we have seen in the past that there are precedents that the united states can prevent israel from taking military action, precisely because of the fact that israeli military action against iran would spell disaster for the united states in the region, which has been made very clear by admiral mullen, as well as other military figures in the u.s. so in the past we've seen examples in which the united states actually has successfully prevented israel from taking military action. >> thank you. >>> let's talk about the economy now. the chairman of the federal reserve goes before a senate committee this week as lawmakers consider a second term for ben bernanke. he's getting a headstart on the discussion with an opinion column in today's "washington post." bernanke argues against several moves under way in congress designed to limit the central bank's independence. bernanke's words, we should be seeking to preserve, not degrade, the institution's ability to foster financial stability a
CNN
Nov 24, 2009 11:00am EST
the united states and india can strengthen the global economic recovery, promote trade that creates jobs for both our people and pursue growth that is balanced and sustained. as nuclear powers we can be full partners in preventing the spread of the world's most deadly weapons, securing loose nuclear materials from terrorists, and pursuing our shared vision of a world without nuclear weapons. >> india and america are separated by distance but bound together by the values of democracy, rule of law and respect for fundamental human freedoms. >> reporter: there's also some hard cash involved in this. american businesses are looking at india and seeing dollar signs because as you look at their infrastructure rebuilding, ports, airports, roads, etc., the chamber of commerce predicts they could over the next five years, u.s. companies could make $500 billion. this is also a good deal. >> what do both sides get out of this state visit? >> reporter: i think the united states gives india what it wants which is recognition that it is a very important country in the world right now, that in spite of
CNN
Nov 29, 2009 5:00pm EST
to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. we have a fascinating show for you today, a continuation of our conversation with maziar bahari, the "newsweek" reporter who spent four months in a prison in tehran. this week we hear of his release and his talks on the regime that jailed him. the main event is a conversation with eric schmitt, the ceo of what is surely the company most associated with the cutting edge of technology. google. we talk about innovation, technology and more. eric is perfectly qualified to discuss it all, a princeton-trained engineer he was chief technology officer at sun microsystems, then the ceo of novell before he took on the challenge of running google. innovation has always been on my mind. i've assumed this was an area where america remained head and shoulders above the world. that's where our future lies, how we'll move up the value chain and reuate new jobs for the future. over the last few months i've been having second thoughts. i've been reading these new studies that use not polls of experts but hard data and they sugge
CNN
Nov 24, 2009 3:00pm EST
, you can call us and here in the united states at one 877-742-5751, just say hey rick and then your spiel. >>> hey rick, in reference to the afghanistan war, the reason i'm against it is because of one word, terrain, terrain, our boys are not trained to in that terrain. i suggest we bring them out of there and use the big bombs, the big bombs that penetrate the earth and flatten the tunnels, flatten the mountains where the tunnels are on the border. (announcer) we understand. you want time to enjoy the holidays. >>> it's great that the commander in chief is sending over the troops, but he's also sending over beans, bullets and band-aids so i'm concerned about what the morale is there on the actual ground. i'm not too concerned about what the officers think, but what the actual troops, your lance corporals, your corporals, the sergeants and the people who are actually fighting the war and who are actually being shot at. >>> this information we have been sharing with you is getting a lot of heat and a lot of reaction all over the country. this is just during the break, a sampling of s
CNN
Nov 26, 2009 3:00pm EST
in the united states for decades. between 1995 and 2002 alone, the number of those jobs declined by 11%. >> but some companies are finding ways to save manufacturing jobs and keep them here in this country even in these tough economic times. >> for someone who runs a guitar string manufacturing business, jim is also a bit of a tinkerer. over the past two years, he's cut inventory, extreme lined factory floor operations, updated technology, and saved jobs at his long island-based company. >> we made a commitment in the '70s that we were going to make our products in america. and we're still committed to that. we have never sold one string that we didn't make here in new york. >> daddario is one employer who adopted the production strategy that's known as lean. more than half of u.s. manufacturers surveyed have implemented lean or expect to do so. d'ad d'addario. we have not going to lay people off because lean has been effective. what we're trying to do is we take those people and we train them to do something else. >> like work in the guitar strap division. part of the company that the
CNN
Nov 24, 2009 9:00am EST
, india has become more and more important to the united states. worldwide, its influence economically, politically, is growing. and yet, there's a certain perception in india that they are not getting the attention that they really should be getting. that the united states is right now focused on china, a lot of attention on the neighbor, pakistan, because of afghanistan. so this is a way of reassuring them that it's really, really important. and no matter what issue you look at right now in the world, heidi, india is really important. climate change, energy, relations with china, you name it. they are very important. >> all right, jill dougherty for us this morning, thank you, jill. >>> this morning, big news on the economy and where it is headed. just minutes ago, the commerce department lowered its figure on the gross domestic product. of course, the gdp, a big deal, because it measures all the goods and services within the country, and therefore, is considered one of the broadest measures of the economy. so, what does the gdp mean to you and your wallet? the impact may be much gre
CNN
Nov 25, 2009 3:00pm EST
conversation, even though rick's not here, you can still call us, in the united states the number is 1-877-742-5751. >>> hey, rick, this is taylor, 35,000 more troops to afghanistan? no, we need to deploy them here and bring the troops over there here and take back our inner cities, fight the gangs, the crimes in our inner cities here, take care of home. >>> got a couple of big stories out of the white house today. it now turns out that the president is planning to make a personal appearance as a global climate change summit in copenhagen next month. and here's the real news t white house says that he is prepared to offer reduction of 17% in america's greenhouse gas emission, 17% below 2005 levels. that has potentially big ramifications, particularly for the cost of energy and the cost of doing business. but what's more important, your wallet or the earth? we'll be keeping an eye on that. >>> the other big story, afghanistan, the president's big announcement on troop re-enforcements is now set for tuesday evening, 8:00 p.m. eastern, from the campus of the united states military academy
CNN
Nov 29, 2009 6:00pm EST
in the coming days and weeks to see if that tough talk remains or what steps forward the united states sees. >> kate, thank you. we're going to go in depth about what all of this means for iran and the international community coming up in 15 minutes. we'll talk with james ruben, a former assistant secretary of state. >>> after 50 years of a cold war with the united states, the communist island nation of cuba heats up its military muscle, pointing at uncle sam. we'll investigate what may be behind the cubans' show of force. >>> and a magic wall that moves. or so it seemed. we'll explain in this week's "edge of discovery." than a comparable honda civic. this chevy traverse has better mileage than honda pilot. the all-new chevy equinox has better mileage than honda cr-v. and chevy malibu has better mileage than accord. however, honda does make something that we just can't compete with. it's self propelled. chevy. compare us to anyone and may the best car win. what heals me? girls' night out. and for damage from acid reflux disease, my nexium. announcer: for many, one prescription nexium pill a
CNN
Nov 21, 2009 2:00pm EST
current system wastes money. it's so inefficient the united states spends more than twice per person than the average spending in 29 other industrialized nations. there simply aren't enough health insurance options available to most americans today. when at least 17 states, including arkansas, only one insurance company controls more than half the insurance market. in at least 22 states, still only two carriers control half the market or more. patients and doctors, madame president are routinely making little or no objective information about which treatments are most effective. american capitalism is based on choice and competition. because when these elements are present, consumers can most always find the best value for their money. that's not true in health care. so, by creating health insurance exchanges through which small businesses and individuals can choose from a men of private plans, we can enhance cost trance parn si, create head-to-head transparency. these are facts. these are facts, madame president, and whether we are republicans or democrats or independents, i believe that
CNN
Nov 26, 2009 2:00pm EST
veterans in the united states as captured by the talented and dedicated photo journalists of cnn. i'm tom foreman where we start up in massachusetts where a veteran went on board a great ship in 1941, just as world war ii was getting started. photo journalist bob crowley takes us aboard too. >> it's so important to have ships like this, so people will know what our history was, why we went to war, the sacrifice we made and lives that were lost, we're very fortunate to have somebody like harman with us because he's living his dream. >> it's not as easy as it use to be. i'm 87. when i came on board may 12, 1942, the day they put it in commission. and i got off the ship september 12, 1946. the day it went out of commission. i still maintain the five-inch guns a week and use them to fire for several reasons. so we take it here, then you shoot. when i first got into the navy, i had only been out of school for six months, it was my first time away from home. but i soon got used to it. to get to my battle station for the last two years, this was my general direction. i used to stay behind this c
CNN
Nov 24, 2009 1:00pm EST
in a lot of ways and changed how the rest of the world viewed the united states. but india, a lot of people would say, was a lot more comfortable with the previous president, with president bush, than with president obama. why is that? >> in large measure because president bush had made india a significant foreign policy priority. now what india is witnessing, that it is one of several amongst competing priorities for this president. and, of course, with afghanistan having become a centerpiece of american foreign and security policy, india is not getting the attention that it received during the bush administration, particularly during the second bush administration. so, there's a little bit of unease and concern in new delhi about the stature of the relationship at the moment. >> is he making up for it? i know some of the things he said today in the press conference was talking about a strategic dialogue and a personal partnership when he was talking about things to show how the obama administration is committed to india. but besides that a lot of things people might say are vague, a perso
CNN
Nov 20, 2009 3:00pm EST
anywhere in the united states, the number is 877-742-5751. >>> hey rick, rita from washington. poor heather ellis, she got impatient, rude, arrested played the race card and now has involved good people because she doesn't want to pay for her behavior. if the town is racist, going to walmart and getting stupid is not the way to solve it. >>> welcome back, i'm rick sanchez in new york, political parties don't always like what journalists have to say, boy, do i know that. you should see all the stuff that's written about me from the left and from the right and from anybody who doesn't report on anything -- the fact that people are engaged enough to write means they're engaged. period. they're thinking. and i try to answer even my biggest critics every chance i get. but what happens when the talking stops? you're about to watch for yourself what happened in the world's largest democracy today. as journalists are literally attacked by a political party. [ speaking in native language ] farn farn [ speaking in native language ] >>> that is cnn's sister network in mumbai, india. the network's offi
CNN
Nov 28, 2009 7:00pm EST
or an injury that we did not recognize, that nobody recognized. we hope the president of the united states would want to show the appreciation to a family like ours for the sacrifice we made in allowing our son to become a soldier and defend his country. >> reporter: three months after the keeslings wrote to president obama the policy is in effect. the president's prayers and thoughts are with every family who lost a loved one. >>> let's talk about the holiday shopping season. it hits its stride, shoppers crawled out of bed on black friday the traditional start of the season. were the numbers enough to put a smile on the retailers' faces? we'll check that out. >>> keeping jobs right here in america. what some companies are doing to keep jobs from going overseas. have an old 401k? no matter how the market changes, your retirement savings need care and attention from year to year. open a t.rowe price smartchoice rollover ira, and let our professionals manage it for you. just choose the retirement fund closest to your expected retirement date. our fund managers will adjust the investment mi o
CNN
Nov 30, 2009 3:00pm EST
sanchez. there is breaking news from washington. within the last couple of minutes, the united states senate began its official debate on health care reform. there you see some of the pictures of what's going on on the floor right now. earlier, majority leader harry reid announced that senators may work weekends to try and get this thing done. reid also isn't committing yet on when to adjourn for christmas. this is the bill that reid unveiled about 11 days ago. it is 2,074 pages. the ten-year cost, $840 billion. it would not increase the federal deficit, according to its sponsors. it will raise taxes on some of the richest americans. republicans have promised to fight this thing at every turn, a holy war, quote, unquote, in the words of utah republican oren hatch. there's mr. reid now. there is a version of the public option in the bill, not as strong as the one that was passed by the house back in november. this senate debate will last weeks, we understand. and you can expect us here at cnn to follow it every single step of the way. >>> >> that voice belongs to a neighbor of tiger wo
CNN
Nov 21, 2009 7:00pm EST
in the united states senate. now, tonight, finally, we have the opportunity to bring this debate where it belongs. we finally have the opportunity to bring this great deliberation to this great deliberative body. that and nothing more is what tonight's vote does. a yes vote says to america, i know this issue is important to your family and to our country, and the senate should, at the very least, talk about it. let's be real transparent. beyond all the hype, hyperbole and the hyperventilation, that and more nothing is what tonight's vote does. a yes vote toss america, i know the issue is important to your family and to our country, and the senate should at least talk about it. mr. president, some of my republican friends would like the american people to think that voting to debate the bill is voting to pass the bill. any high school civics textbook will tell you the suggestion is absolutely false. tonight's vote is not the end of the debate. it's only the beginning of the debate. it's clear by now that my republican colleagues have no problem talking about health care, radio interview
CNN
Nov 26, 2009 11:00am EST
. these are from the united states. 49.1 million people inside the united states are in food insecure households according to the department of agriculture. within that we'll show you the number of children. 16.7 million children in food insecure households. we're talking about one in six americans and those figures come from 2008. we all know what the economy has been like throughout this past year. plenty of indications the number of hungry in america has gone up. let me show you how you can help. cnn.com/impact has a whole here. so you see how it works. you can find out about all sorts of different ways to help people. i brought specifically you to the section of poverty and hunger. zoom in here. it says take action. it will link you to numerous organizations that help people who are facing hunger. for example, i'll show you over here. this is one of the organizations that we talked to you about. here's another one over here. action against hunger. we give you information about them. and there's also something else that's really interesting. we hook you up to charity navigator. this is a grou
CNN
Nov 30, 2009 1:00pm EST
for their significant contribution to the he have forlt in afghanistan. the united states and denmark promote freedom, security, and prosperity. we talked this morning about additional cals that the president will make between this afternoon and the time of the speech. i anticipate that that will include president karzai, murray, prime minister tusk of poland, hugh of china and many administration officials, including general joans, and secretary of state and other also also make consultation calls over the course of the night many hours before the speech. >> in addition to medvedev. >> those are at least in addition to. there could be others. >> today? >> most of them, quite frankly, are likely scheduled for tomorrow. >> we haven't talked in detail about afghanistan. what is the president hoping to establish and what does he want to get in exchange? >> well, phil, i think you can anticipate that a good portion of the president's speech tomorrow will discuss our relationship with pakistan and touch ongoing back to the very beginning of this administration in a renewed engagement diplomatically with t
CNN
Nov 25, 2009 9:00am EST
the september 11 terror attacks in the united states, tales of heroism would come out of that chaos in mumbai. among them a train announcer who guided people to safety and made himself a target of the gunmen. sara sidner has that story. >> reporter: in a tiny room in a mumbai slum gongo does her chores filled with regret. she can't stop thinking about the day her family decided to do something they had never done before. we were going on a trip, she says, we had a reservation done. we had never ever traveled by train before. at 9:10 p.m. on november 26, 2008, 12 members of the family showed up a at the train station. as usual it was busy. their train was scheduled to leave in a few minutes. we were about to leave, she says. then we heard a sound. it was the sound of gun shots. at that moment, two men shown here on closed circuit tv, started randomly shooting into the crowds. from a bird's-eye view, this man saw it happening. they were screaming, shouting and running out, he says. that is when we realized there were terrorists here. he was on duty when the attacks happened. that night, terror
CNN
Nov 21, 2009 10:00am EST
. but welcome to the united states senate. but you really said it right, that this is the democrats' attempt to break a republican filibuster. and you said that magic number is 60, and what that means for the democrats, since they have 60 senators who align with them, there is no room for error. if one democrat says you know what, i don't think this is the right thing to do, i don't want to move forward for debate, this whole thing could go down before it even starts. i want to put up two pictures for you. mary landrieu of louisiana and blanche lincoln arkansas, these are the two remaining holdouts who have not said whether or not they will proceed with debate. despite that, betty, the fact that the democratic leadership is going ahead with this gives us a pretty good indication combined with what we're hearing from our sources that they feel pretty confident they'll be okay with all 60 of these senators. we're expecting statements from both of them sometime later today to confirm that is right. if not, this could be a surprising day. >> give us a little more detail, if you would, about what
CNN
Nov 28, 2009 4:00pm EST
it possible to create products in the united states efficiently, cost-effectively, and so forth. some manufacturing should be done in china, but too much manufacturing is being done in china that could be done more effectively in the united states. >> reporter: jim agrees and hopes other manufacturers will follow his lead. >> i think people are afraid to make the commitment to l.e.a.n., to automation, to reinvesting in their factories because they have this stigma in their mind, they have this belief that you can't make it effectively and profitably in america, and that's not true. i think people give up on manufacturing in america prematurely. it can be done. >> reporter: ali velshi, cnn, new york. >>> so how close did the white house party crashers get to president obama? take a look right here. >>> and the police pay a call on tiger woods. the latest on the middle of the night mystery that has everybody talking. >>> and celebrating at the cinema, from ninja assassins to a cartoon fox. what's on the big screen this holiday season? you're in the cnn "newsroom" where the news unfolds
CNN
Nov 25, 2009 1:00pm EST
, navtechtraffic.com. you can take this and slide it to almost any city in the united states and see how your traffic is going. another thing you can do on this between site, you can put your home address and your destination address and see how long it will take you with the traffic. pretty amazing stuff, kyra? >> you're amazing. thanks, chad. >> sure. >>> busy day at the world's busiest airport. live pics of atlanta's hartsfield-jackson, which also handles tens of dozens of passengers on the day before thanksgiving. cnn's rob marciano gives us a behind-the-scenes look of what it's like. >> reporter: we're here at the world's busiest airport, thousands of people, and planes, coming and going every day. do you ever wonder how the world do they make it work? let's go take a look. a quarter million passengers travel through atlanta's hartsfield-jackson airport every day. so, first up, getting the people to the plane. >> we move about 10,500 passengers an area. >> reporter: computer-controlled trams tunnel under the tarmac connecting the six concourses. we were allowed beyond that, into what fel
CNN
Nov 29, 2009 10:00pm EST
're going to make about $165 a month u.s. it doesn't sound like much to us here in the united states, but in a country where a lot of people are living on a dollar a day, you know, it's a significant increase. so it will be interesting to see if that pay increase has any effect on morale, recruitment and things like that going forward. >> chris lawrence just left afghanistan was imbedded with troops there and also atia bowie on the ground and will be there on tuesday for the president's announcement. thanks to both you. >>> if anyone knows the challenges the u.s. and ally forces face in afghanistan it's retired brigadier mark kemmet. he said americans should be prepared to be there for the long haul. >> it will take five to ten years at a minimum before we can hand this over to the afghans so they can run the security portfolio and no longer be reliant on american troops in afghanistan. >> he said more troops in afghanistan is not comparable to the so-called surge in iraq. he also cautioned that americans shouldn't expect the same results because afghanistan poses a much tougher chal
CNN
Nov 27, 2009 11:00am EST
and the united states have been looking for a reason to correct. we've seen that. we've seen it. there's been an unease that something had to give. dubai had given it that reason to correct. we saw one day of falls in europe and today europe is flat or just up a tad. what it does mean and where this is serious is for dubai. this is a thumping great big reputational crisis for dubai which they will have to deal with. what it did, let me just very briefly say that what it did was it said on the eve been a holiday, hey, guys, we won't pay debts of $60 odd billion. we want to extend that. we would like you to take a debt moratorium for six months and we'll see you next week. that you cannot do if you have aspirations to be a world class financial center. >> wait a minute here, richard. what about abu dhabi, the capital of the uae, could dubai's problems be abu dhabi's problem soon? >> the relationship between the two is fundamentally fascinating. what worrying about the way this incident was handled is we have been led to believe that abu dhabi would bail them out again. they were going to pay th
CNN
Nov 25, 2009 11:00am EST
be doing because that's part of this. the united states, we presume, we believe, will probably be talking about 34,000 additional troops but they need more and they want a commitment from nato. the president yesterday made it very clear that it's not just one country's problem. the world as he put it has to contribute and that means the allies. they need that help very much from nato and other countries. >> cnn foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty at the white house for us today. appreciate it. thank you. the president will make his strategy speech regarding afghanistan next tuesday at 8:00 p.m. eastern. we'll carry it for you live right here on cnn. >>> big story from cnn wire now. brass at ft. hood, texas, are putting tougher security measures in place. armed guards will be posted at mental health facilities, badge access required for more buildings and soldiers will have to register personal firearms. >> a lot of folks say to me, do you really think these measures would have had an affect on this event. i don't think necessarily they would have. but i think really what we're lo
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Nov 27, 2009 1:00pm EST
in the united states about what is happening? >> we care today, first of all, because everything that happens all over the world tends to affect us. we've seen it happen the last few years. we also care because we're at the perilous times where we are seeing us getting into recovery. a lot of people saying are looking for any excuse to pullback and say the recovery is not coming or there's a double dip or another shoe to drop, so had anytime something serious like this happens, we pay very close attention to it. it may not appear to be as serious this week because it's a holiday week, it's getting a lot of attention. all markets aren't open and all traders aren't around, it may be an exaggerated effect and it has the attention of investors. >> we're a little sketchy, that's what you're saying? >> that's right. >> richard quest, when we look at dubai and what a happening for dubai world, why does this matter for other countries and other wealth funds should we say? we're looking at the asia markets down 3% to 5%. europe didn't seem to care. >> europe cared on the first-day session, it rebounde
CNN
Nov 21, 2009 12:00pm EST
on the health care bill. that is literally what they are doing here in the united states senate and it will come to a climax at 8:00 eastern tonight when they will need those 60 votes and that means there is no room for error for democrats because no republicans will vote to start debate. and so they need all 60 to vote yes. but right now what has been going on has been pretty partisan when it comes to the debate. listen to a flavor of it. >> every senator who goes on record saying we need to proceed to this monstrosity of a bill will, in effect, be voting for higher taxes, higher premiums and cuts in medicare. it's pretty hard thing to justify. pretty hard thing to explain to your constituents. frankly, i don't think it can be explained. and i don't think the american people do either. >> the key elements of this health care reform bill, i repeat, reduces short and long-term debt and expands coverage and promotes choice from competition and reforms insurance market and improves quality of care. and all we're asking today is have a debate on it. i mean, why would anyone be afraid in the greatest
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Nov 21, 2009 5:00pm EST
. it is the united states senate and anything could surprise us, but he can move on to the next chapter, but it is very clear in listening to those two senators and others who have not spoken ots the senate floor but are equally skeptical on the democratic side, yes, it's a hurdle they're crossing now, it's important but there are going to be major changes. there are going to have to be major changes for senator reid to get all democrats to ultimately vote for this health care bill, don. >> let's talk about what i said in the beginning of this. just before i introduced you. what's in this bill. we talked it about 2,074 pages. and 849 billion over ten years. talk to us more what's exactly in this bill. >> reporter: something that could affect a lot of americans and it is very similar to what the house passed. if you have a pre-existing condition, under this bill, no longer would insurance companies be aloud to discriminate against you, and the also for most people in this country, under this bill, you would have to get insurance coverage. it would be a mandate from the government, or you
CNN
Nov 21, 2009 10:00pm EST
the coverage is. >> this particular side of the debate started wednesday when the united states preventive services task force recommended that women can hold off on their annual mammograms until age 50. but since then, health secretary kathleen sebelius has said federal policy has not changed. >>> the walmart scuffle that turned into a whole lot more, and left this schoolteacher facing a possible 15-year jail sentence, the deal that will keep her out of prison and what she has to say about it. >>> plus, the $420,000 glove. and that wasn't the only item worn by the king of pop, selling for top dollars today. a new customer wanted to insure his home so we did a nationwide on your side review. turns out it was more valuable than he thought. we got him the coverage he needed. it was a good thing we did 'cause a week later his house burned down. being proactive meant a family home could see generations to come. i am carlton ballard and i am on your side. switch to nationwide insurance now. wow! [ grunts ] oh, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. aah! [ door opens, closes ] wow. what's the occasion? [ m
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Nov 22, 2009 7:00pm EST
. >> it's a town where it's just like anywhere else in the united states. this is not a racist environment. as i said in closing argument -- >> reporter: there were clearly people around this crowd, supporters of her that do not believe that. >> well i think a lot of people are not residents of this area. they came from other parts of the country hoping to find racism that wasn't here. >> reporter: nearly three years after heather ellis was accused of cutting in line at the local walmart, caught on tape, shoving away another customer's items, questions remain over why the moment escalated into such a high-profile arrest. ellis fleeds guilty to resisting arrest and disturbing the peace, charges of assaulting two police officers were dropped. >> i was responsible for my action, and i was able to say what i did wrong, and i think that it's important that everybody else step up to the plate and admit their wrong, too. >> reporter: ellis testified she was tauntded by one police officer who told her, go back to the ghetto. it was the only racially charged moment of the three-day trial. but witne
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Nov 23, 2009 3:00pm EST
of the president of the united states sitting down with his cabinet. we're going to get this in just a couple of seconds. here it is. >> secretary gates and secretary clinton spoke about issues of national security. there was discussion of our upcoming budget and i updated the cabinet on the progress that we're making on the health insurance reform legislation that's moving its way now through the senate. and reiterated the urgent need for us to get to the finish line and provide relief, both in terms of costs and the quality of coverage that americans are getting in their health care. the primary focus of our discussion today, though, had to do with the same thing that americans sitting across the kitchen tables all across the country are focused on, that is jobs and the economy. if you look back at where we've been, in the first several months of my administration, because of the steps taken by people like secretary geithner and the rest of our economic team, we were able to stabilize the financial system and ensure that the economy didn't slip back into a depression. and we take this for g
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Nov 28, 2009 10:00pm EST
of the united states. tonight the biggest military exercise in cuba in recent years. we're live in cuba with reaction from raul castro tonight. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. we're learning new information about that early morning car accident involving golf superstar tiger woods. he is okay, and his suv was the only vehicle involved in that accident. but there are still plenty of questions and police are having trouble getting answers. tonight our susan candiotti is outside tiger woods' exclusive gated subdivision near orlando. susan? >> reporter: don, florida highway patrol troopers say they're surprised as anyone else they have been unable to hook with tiger woods and his wife to get their statement about what happened in that traffic accident. they said normally people are happy to tell them what happened, and give their side of the story. not today. the cracked-up front end of what's believed to be tiger woods' cadillac suv. accident photos provided anonymously to cnn affiliate wftv. the shots taken after police say the golfing phenom crashed into a fire hydrant at the
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Nov 30, 2009 9:00am EST
of the concern. it saw markets drop in europe, market also drop in the united states. well, the markets opened here today after that four-day break, and guess what, they were down and down sharply. 7% in dubai and 8% in the neighboring emirate of abu dhabi. this concerns not just the debt, but the doubt. why was this not flagged? how did this come as such a shock? all eyes on abu dhabi, massive rich, and now locked in talks with dubai about how to refinance, how to deal with this debt. no indication yet as to exactly what that will involve. there is a lot of speculation, speculation, perhaps, about asset sales, speculation that dubai, that abu dhabi may want to take control of some of dubai's assets like the arab emirates. but that still very much in the air. >> we'll be watching all of that and the effect it will have on the united states, of course, very closely today. appreciate it. stan grant for us this morning. in fact, how will the u.s. markets respond as we begin a new trading week. at the bottom of the hour, live to wall street for a look at the opening bell and let you have a look. >
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Nov 30, 2009 11:00am EST
one in three children in more than 800 counties across the united states. >>> the war in afghanistan, the president's decision coming out to tomorrow night. white house correspondent suzanne malveaux joining us with new details. suzanne? >> reporter: a lot of news here to give you, tony. i'm going to give you notes previously here. just got out of the briefing, offcamera, on the record briefing with robert gibbs, who gave us a sense of what the p president has been doing last 24 hours. this was the day he announced his decision to key security staff and he's begin the orders of his afghan strategy. it happened, he called secretary clinton earlier in the day that was yesterday, but then he had a critical oval office meeting around 5:00 in the evening. that involved secretary gates, mullin, generals clark, petraeus, rahm emanuel, jim jones, all of them in that meeting in the oval office. that is when he not only told them about his decision, but also gave the orders to implement those afghanistan strategy. then, at 6:00, that is when they was in the situation room, he went to the situa
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Nov 23, 2009 1:00pm EST
things have been going between the united states and the muslim world, i've really wanted to put forward and say, i'm an american, i'm here in mecca. i'm a believer just like you. >> muslim convert's first pilgrimage to the holy land. m strong like the ox. i crush you like tiny clown car. because you are... ...clown, yes? female valve: come, you hit me again and i break you. male valve: oh, you messed with wrong pipe now, car. ha, ha trust me...i have to live with her. announcer:accidents are bad. but geico's good with guaranteed repairs through auto repair express. . >>> some advice here for muslim pilgrims who want to play it safe this year at the hajj. might want to pack some tamiflu. some deaths are being reported, four of them, before the annual pilgrimage that begins on wednesday. the victim is a teen and three elderly people, all said to be suffering from pre-existing conditions. >>> millions of muslims have across the world are making the trek to mecca this week. for many, it's their first, including an america's convert to islam. >> reporter: he's an american pilgrim in mecca f
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Nov 22, 2009 6:00pm EST
a problem. look, i think the vast majority -- solid majority of bishops in the united states and of course they've been facing this issue for a long time. if came up in 2004 for example when the democratic nominee for president, senator john kerry was pro-choice roman catholic. solid majority of bishops said then and are saying now they would not take this step because they don't like the idea of turning communion into a political weapon. of course the church doesn't have a stated policy on this question. this is something that every bishop has to resolve for himself. it's worth remembering that only a small number have taken the step that this bishop has taken. >> you were talking about john kerry. this isn't the first time that someone in the kennedy family was reprimanded. ted kennedy was denounced for supporting ro ining roe v. wade. it's happened before. >> what do you do with a catholic politician that takes public policy traditions. the reason this is coming up now has less to do with theology of the matter than politics. the politics are bishops have been successful in terms of the
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Nov 28, 2009 3:00pm EST
of state and the invited people there including the president of the united states and the first lady. talk to me about your initial thoughts about what could have gone terribly wrong here? >> well, it sounds like, what what i have heard and read, that they went through the magnatometers. you have to realize, this administration is dealing with important issues. they should not be dealing with shameless people who are out for self-promotion. it's ridiculous. it's now become the focus. >> former social secretary for president george w. bush. thank you for your time time, appreciate it s. thank you. >>> hello, again. i'm fredericka whitfield. you are in the cnn newsfield. president obama gets ready to send more troops to afghanistan. >>> a mysterious car crash that injured tiger woods. >>> black friday is over. get ready for cyber monday. the news room begins now. >>> as president obama gets ready to send more troops to afghanistan, there's talk of an exit strategy. britain will hold a conference two months from today. it's to replace international troops. >> i believe that we will be able to
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Nov 27, 2009 9:00am EST
of state and all of these invited guests that were there including the president of the united states and the first lady. talk to me about i guess your initial thoughts about what could have gone terribly wrong here. >> it sounds like from what i've heard and read that they did go through the screening. i don't think they were a security risk. you have to realize, this administration like every administration is dealing with really important issues and they should not be dealing with these shameless people who are just out for self-promotion. it's ridiculous that this is now becoming the focus. >> amy, former social secretary for george w. bush, thank you for your time, appreciate it from washington. >>> this is the topic of our blog today. we want to know what you think about the party crashers at the white house state dinner. bravo cable network following them. secret service now investigating. the salahis publicist insisting they didn't crash the event. what does this say to you? you heard the former social secretary of george w. bush talk about how embarrassing this really is for
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Nov 21, 2009 3:00pm EST
. >> reporter: that's right. this is the united states senate, there could be surprises. it looks like the air is out of the balloon, if you will. the leadership has all of the 60 senator that they need on record saying they are going to vote the way they need to at 8:00 eastern tonight. that is to continue debate. you just heard from the last two democratic hold outs. you cannot underestimate the political pressure on them, especially blanche lincoln. she's got a tough re-election battle next year. there was an e-mail from the republican committee blasting her from being the 60th vote to advance barack obama's health care agenda. it's probably why, a big part of blanche lincoln's speech, quite firy was to hit back at that. you heard her say this is not about that. she adamantly disapproves of much of what is in the bill, but wants to be part of the solution, it's a tough political issue for them, but especially blanch lincoln. >> when does the debating begin? what is the timetable we are talking about? >> reporter: they will take a break for thanksgiving. the senate will be out all of next we
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Nov 21, 2009 4:00pm EST
, housing finance in the united states is at a total standstill. all of these asset bacted securitizations have been paralyzed. no longer being done. unless they are done small banks really can't finance the demand for housing. >> reporter: some members of a congressional committee looking into all of this also say these credit ratings firms have conflicts of interest. that they're paid by these investment banks that are underwriting the mortgage backed securities to rate those securities but that the underare writers also want to trade the securities so they have an interest in higher ratings. all three ratings say they're transparent about their operations and that they have built-in fire walls to guard against conflict. brian todd, cnn, washington. >>> and the "cnn newsroom," what did democrat dos to get the magic 60 yes votes to push the health care debate forward? and now a debate over when to get a braft exam. what's a woman to do?
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Nov 28, 2009 11:00am EST
to give you an idea how you get a ticket to that to maybe get a job. thanks to the president of the united states. if it all works out as planned. >> if it all works out. we hope, right? >> all that noon eastern time and beyond. so start at noon and hang with us all day until at least 5:00. >> you're asking an awful lot. >> i know. >> i'll be watching for richard and avery in particular. >> we'll see new a minute. thank you. >>> oil rich dubai's once deep pockets now look empty. how it changed from a desert dream factory to debt-ridden financial mess and what it could mean for u.s. markets. (announcer) some people just know how to build things well. give you and your loved ones an expertly engineered mercedes-benz at the winter event going on now. but hurry - the offer ends soon. new aches and pains, ...and new questions about which pain reliever is right for your body. tylenol 8 hour works with your body, with one layer that dissolves quickly... ...one layer that lasts all day ...and no layers that irritate your stomach the way that ibuprofen can. it's tough on your body pain. not on your
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Nov 28, 2009 12:00pm EST
about security of the united states being at risk here. >> reporter: according to the bravo network, michale salahi was being considered for the show q the real housewives of d.c." >> warhol said everyone would have their 15 minutes of fame and now you actually can. it's not just a saying or a platitude. this is the new american dream. >> reporter: the white house gate crashers come one month after the balloon boy drama. people were riveted watching a balloon drift over eastern colorado fearing a 6-year-old boy was inside. they later found out the boy's mother admitted it was a hoax. she and her husband pleaded guilty to charges related to the case. some reality tv producers say people aiming to be on these shows are trying to promote themselves and stand out from the crowd. >> i think a lot of these reality, quote, unquote, stars are self-producing, sort of making themselves more dramatic and crazier and louder as a way of gaining the attention of first producers and then the public. >> reporter: and the appetite doesn't seem to be easing. from disgraced illinois governor rod blago
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Nov 23, 2009 9:00am EST
. jessica yellin, cnn, washington. >>> the war in afghanistan taking a new toll on the united states. four service members have died over a 24-hour period. cnn's frederik pleitgen is joining us live from the afghan capital to tell us more. remind us what happened. three separate incidents, right? >> reporter: yeah, we certainly are, heidi. talking about three separate incidents that happened in the south and the east of afghanistan, the u.s. military is not telling us exactly the locations of where all of this tookplace. two u.s. service members died in the south after being hit by a roadside bomb. another one killed sunday, after a firefight. the fourth u.s. service member killed today, also by a roadside bomb, and certainly the gist that we're getting from soldiers in the south, they're telling us they're feeling more and more of the roadside bombs, ied attacks, and they say it's something that's very, very hard to come to terms with. is it something they're working on constantly to try to improve their strategy against these ieds, protect attacks from happening at all. this is more impo
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Nov 22, 2009 6:00am EST
. afterward, robert gibbs issued this statement saying -- >>> the northwest of the united states gets lots of rain, the northwest of england, the floodwaters are receding, and the misery rising. hundreds of homeowners are returning to flood-ravaged neighborhoods and discovering how much has been lost. and our international correspondent nic robertson joins us live. i have heard reports of a foot of rain over the course of ten days. that is just tremendous. >> absolutely. people are saying they have never seen anything like it, richard this area where i am, main street, right in the town of cocomou. you will see the debris. a washing machine out of one of the stores. utility workers trying to restore power, check gas services and electricity services. looking down the main street, you will see the debris in the roadway. the bridge at the end is closed. about a dozen bridges in this area that the police have closed permanently for inspection. some of them potentially will collapse, but real pain and suffering has been for the people, about 1,000 people, about 1,000 homes affected. the real p
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Nov 29, 2009 6:00am EST
go for one-in-one, and they're like, by the way, the president of the united states is sitting up there watching you. no pressure. >> that had to be a treat for those guys. got jerseys for the george washington team, but what a treat for having the first family in attendance. >>> you're a busy guy today, everybody's paying attention to you. not that we don't always. >> today's going to be big, especially in places like detroit. we've got a few scattered clouds. it is going to be the big holiday travel time. so far so good. what's weird about this crazy shot in the motor cities, that shot is actually -- the camera is in canada. and it is actually south of the city of detroit. that's right, there's actually one little segment of canada that is actually south of part of the u.s. part of canada, and that's the shot we have this morning, you see the renaissance center on one side. more cloud cover being moved into the motor city today. and the reason is simple. you see this area of low pressure and this frontal boundary, that drifts across the great lakes, bringing in scattered showers
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Nov 26, 2009 9:00am EST
themselves can ultimately keep a hold of any security gains that the united states is able to make. >> elaine quijano at the pentagon. thank you so much. >>> cnn tuesday night president obama announces his decision on u.s. troops headed to afghanistan. our special coverage with the best political team on television begins at 7:00. >>> the top commander in iraq is spending the days with the troops. we're joined now from baghdad. >> reporter: today we were with general, the top u.s. commander in iraq, he thanked troops for their service and wished them all a happy thanksgiving. he knows how tough it is and wanted to know they're appreciated. he told us why these visits are important and how he found the mood of the troops today. >> i find morale to be good. they're seeing progress. they believe what they're doing is making a difference. i go around all of the time but on thanksgiving i spend time shaking hands telling them this is our family when you can't be with your family. it's important for me to get around and especially to these outposts that are out further. >> reporter: we also spoke t
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